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Accident: 170088793 - Employee Breaks Hip In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170088793 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 10/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10827128910/28/19911794Cottage Grove Excavating & Septic Systems
On November 20, 1992, Employee #1, a carpenter, was helping to lay plywood sheeting on a church roof. When most of the sheeting had been laid, Employee walked back across the ridge-line. When he was approximately half way across, he slipped or tripped and slid down the roof. It had rained that morning and the plywood was wet. There were 2 by 4 boards nailed flat along the roof edge, approximately 2 ft up from the eave. Employee #1 built up speed, sliding approximately 30 ft down the roof, and slid right over the top of the 2 by 4. Employee #1 fell 22 ft and landed between two unfinished scaffolds. He sustained a broken hip. The emergency medical procedure was started and Employee #1 was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, roof, carpenter, slip, construction, tripped, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108271289 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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